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and requested action is that the board of education of san francisco unified school district revise board policy, 1342 entitled uniform complaint procedures to conform with current law and federal program audit findings of april, 2012. >> there is no therefore... >> thank you very much. >> okay. there is no public speakers signed up for this. any comments or questions or discussion from the board? >> seeing none, roll call please. >> miss lee? >> yes. >> miss fewer? >> yes. >> miss maufus >> yes. >> miss mendoza. >> yes. >> murase? >> aye. miss nor tan, wynns. aye. >> six ayes >> item i, board members proposals held for speakers and cards and action, none tonight. >> and now we are up to requests to speak regarding general matters. i believe that there is one speaker. lidia, rayna? >> you have two minutes. >> thank you very much for listening to me. my name is lidia rayna and i am here on behalf of mr. two ng. he has been dealing with the school district and trying to get his son who is a special ed student to be assigned to the school that was referred by his teacher. and he is not at least ass
the quality and quantity of the pe offered in the san francisco unified school district. we were also recognized for our partnership for our staff award and this went to a program called enhancing young woman's health through university partnerships. it is an innovative program, it is a 12 partnership between ucsf woman's health and usfd school health and wellness centers. i want to thank all of the staff members and all of the staff members from ucsf from their collaboration and particularly to claudia, and steven. speaking of partnerships i would like to call your attention to one of our strongest partnership and that is the bridge to success program. and that is a partnership between the city and county of san francisco, the department of children, youth and families, san francisco unified school districts, city college, and san francisco state university. you will see available out in the foyer, some information regarding this partnership. and the goals of this partnership are actually very simple. the goal is that we want to create a strong college and career pathway that is pre-
's day and the san francisco unified school district includes over 3500 students in the schools, the grades prek to 12. many of who contribute not only the cultural traditions but the spanish language to enrich the lives of all students and significant number of school district employees from classroom teachers to para professionals to facility and staff and principal and administrators including mr. carranza share this heritage, where in particular, the latin american teacher association has since 1970 established as the mission to promote bi lingual and to advocate for achievement through family conferences honorable celebration and college fares, whereas the annual scholarship dinner, it has provided thousands of dollars to scholarships to deserving inner city, particularly those who cannot enroll in college without financial help. therefore be it resolved that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district come mends the school district on the 2012, heritage month for dedicated effort to celebrate and to empower latino educators and family to be sure tha
program in san francisco unified school district. it is a continued example of the continued commitment that the first five have and maybing the children of san francisco 0 to 5, even as funding is diminishing, our money is partly derived from smokers, we have fewer smokers in the state of california. the commission still prioritized the need and the importance of improving the quality of preschools for young children in san francisco. it is an effort to continue to close the achievement gap and the many excess gaps that provide it. it is always allowing opportunities for young children to carry important tools and strategies with them for the rest of their life. please remember the good work the first five is doing and the commitment that they have given to the san francisco unified school district, particularly in the near future when the city is going to be reconsidering reratification and authorization of many of the other bills and propositions that have been supporting the first five, thank you. >> thank you. let's move to item g, consent calendar. is there a motion to second on t
to this hearing today to discuss the budget whoas also of the san francisco unified school district and how city partners helped us out of a very deep hole and continue to help keep us afloat and offer services to our students. i think another thing nancy wamack could maybe refresh us on is maybe that if the november ballot measures do not pass, we the governor has talked about additional school days cut. nancy, would you like to elaborate on that number, please? >> sure, commissioner. in the final version of the budget they changed the particular item to allow for an additional 15 days per year that could be cut rather than across 15 days the cross two years in january and may is version. state is now allowing up to 20 days per year to be cut from the school and from the school year, which is obviously atrocious. >> right. that would mean one month of school not being in session. this is really the state recommendation on how we should balance our budget is cut one month of instructions. that is just crazy and inexcusable. but i want to speak a little bit about what extra funds might do for our
cecilia chung, may woo, eileen lee riley and mr. carezza, san francisco unified school district. >> we'd like to recognize our guest from the consulate, education councilor from the people's republic of china, mr. bernhard able, consulate of germany, the honorable nagesh naharabi, india, the honorable dennis garrison, consul of lithuania, consul of madagascar, mr. victor flores, from the consulate of mexico and (inaudible) from mongolia and the honorable barbara (inaudible), honorable consul from the swazi republic. i would also like to recognize the honorable senator mark
will be a discussion of our understanding with the san francisco unified school district, which has been a document for us to have for many reasons, and i know the police chief has been working with this committee, and i am very glad he has been out on the agenda -- he has put that on the agenda. >> is there any public comment on this time to? seeing none, public comment is closed. is there a motion? as far as i moved that we continue this item -- >> i move that we continue this item. >> so moved. >> is there any more business for the spottbody? >> no. accept this time the meeting is adjourned -- at this time the meeting is adjourned.
of the settlement agreement in the amount of $35,000. in the matter of al verses san francisco unified school district, the vote of 6 ayes and one absent wins, approved the terms of the settlement agreement of the amount of 28,400. ethe board of education by six aye and one absent wins the approve of one intent to dismiss a certified certificate employee two accounts were approved by a vote of six ayes and one absent of wynns and two were approved by a vote of 4 aye and two nays and maufus and murase and two absent. >> item u, no other staff reports tonight. and in adjournment, i would like to adjourn in memory of gloria donahu, retired secretary, and administrative support from school operations. glora passed away on october 14th, after suffering a stroke visiting lake tahoe. at her side was her daughter as well as her niece, nephew, grand niece and several other living family members. glora gave this district, loyal and dedicated service for more than 20 years. she worked in the high school division for mean years under the leadership of greg bender, quinn chan and jim quinn and frank tom.
issue of the san francisco unified school district and verses the city and county of san francisco. so we had a discussion around that and basically we asked for further study, i think, of the issue. >> say that again? >> a working group was to be formed. and then... >> that is right. >> then it will report back to us as they begin their work over time. >> and we had volunteers in the audience at the time. and so anybody know the status of the work group? >> i know that it was just last week. okay. that is okay. i mean this is... we have to report, but we should get an update of what is happening with that. >> next, item, from the city, and school district select committee. reporting commissioners fewer and maufas and mendoza. >> i will let fewer take over because she was engrossed and outspoken >> we saw a powerpoint on the student drop out rates for the class of 2014-2015. and it was some what astounding and disappointing and i think that it sort of made everybody's jaw drop. but, we have made... with the students who will try to graduate with the class of 2014. and so, we also heard
of whether or not certain actions should be taken by the san francisco unified school district, including actions around the issue of waivers. that is a very important issue. to the extent that action is taken, those are things that have to have been at the san francisco board of education, not at this committee. we do not legally have the authority to direct the school district, which is a separate legal entity, to do anything. we hope to provide information today writ with that, i will turn it over to the school district. >> good afternoon. i am the executive director of the educational placement center. i am going to give you an update in terms of a transitional kindergarten program. district staff has been working for the past few weeks to work on implementation. we have processed all the applications that have been coming in. we give parents and families an extended time line when we announced that we were expanding the program to 5 sites instead of the two originally offered. we have a little bit over 190 applicants who have come back to apply for our transitional kindergarten progr
and matthew from the san francisco unified school district, the executive director of policy and operations. i would like ask if nancy can come and present on the financial crisis. >> good afternoon writ -- good afternoon. i am happy to present an update on the school district's budget for you. what you have in front of you is a pretty thorough update. i would be glad to respond to any requests to move along a little more quickly if that is something you would prefer. i just wanted to start by letting you know the guiding principles we have for our budget process. we are looking to fight for long-term solutions, considering our students with a high as the, prioritizing things that directly impact students. we are willing to change the status quo where we need to move forward in a better way. we are planning thoughtfully, keeping our district as healthy at -- as healthy as possible and in gauging the community. a quick recap to the state budget. governor brown propose a budget for this coming year that had a gap of $15 billion. there were significant cuts to k-12 education. about $6.3 billion s
, the visual and performing arts department in the san francisco unified school district is extremely special, that is rob daniels is back there, can you please rise? thank you so much. and sally, i can call her my great friend. sally ryan. who hired me. and by the way it is her birthday. >> yes. ♪ ♪happy birthday to you ♪ >> louder ♪happy birthday dear, sally. ♪ >> and of course, aim, the association of the ininstructors of music that is extremely special too. i have been a teacher in other district and that is one of the things that makes us special. jillhendricks. and last but not least i feel blessed because i have the most wonderful students in the world and the parents that the parents are just phenomenally great and now i will sit down and be quiet. thank you so much. [ applause ] >> thank you, miss whitney. well deserved. and at this point, i would like to ask orla okief to come forward to introduce to us the rave special service award winners. >> good evening, superintendants and commissioners. i am pleased to be able to announce this awart for the student nutrition team of
electrified cal train but to make clear that downtown san jose to downtown san francisco was one unified project and they have come on board and have committed funding and we as a city have to do our part and we cannot do that without this plan in its full aspect. the downtown extension has been a goal since at least 1969, endorsed repeatedly by the voters of san francisco and of course a significant portion of funding comes from the transit center district plan, in addition to the plan laying out the physical alignment for the downtown extension. this is what good planning looks like not just as a city but regionally and i ask your support for it so that we can have our dream of a downtown extension and a great transbay terminal become a reality, so thank you very much, commissioners. >> thank you, supervisor. >> i'm going to go ahead and call some cards and step on up, gilbert deanda, danny campbell, tamika moss. >> good morning, commissioners. my name is gilbert, i represent carpenters local 22. >> if i can interrupt for a moment, mr. president, how much time for each speaker? >> let'
for a positive and great city known as san francisco. we are here today to ensure that all the partners who stand to get our unified as one and in the spirit of the rev. jesse jackson, we want to make sure that san francisco for our youth and communities, we continue to keep hope alive. thank you. [applause] >> part of keeping hope alive is we have to provide an economic engine to get our young people back to work so they are able to take care of themselves and oftentimes their families. with that, i would like to introduce to you mr. eric mcdonald, the executive director of the united way. thank you. [applause] >> good morning again. welcome, everyone. we are excited and thrilled to be partners here with the mayor. what is clear is that while the unfortunate rise and peak of gun violence brings us to the room, it also gives us what we believe is an enormous opportunity. these spikes, ago, and what we have now is an opportunity to cast a vision. we know that without a vision, people perish. we can cast a vision and develop an action plan that is based upon mutual respect, mutual trust, and mutual
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